|They know I don't babysit|
If you are half a parent, mom or dad, you get it. It's an equal thing. It's called parenting. Mom's do it. Dads do it. And sometimes even Grandparents have to step in and do it. I don't babysit and I don't know any dad that does. There are some fellow Dad Bloggers that would make it seem like everyone is out to get them, that for some reason or another there is this higher power that is holding us all back from being the parent that we want to be.
Here is a tip. The only people that are holding us back from being the dads we want to be, are dads themselves.
There is a reason why some advertisers choose to portray us as bumbling fools, there are a bunch of men that still ARE bumbling fools. And what do they say about one bad apple spoiling a bunch? Well, there are bushels upon bushels of men that make us all look bad.
We are fighting the wrong people. The message is being sent to the wrong place.
It's not the government or Madison Avenue that is to blame for the lack of respect that many dads feel that they get. It's our own brethren. Until ALL dads step up and prove that they are capable of being an equal parent, we will be looked upon as fools.
I just can't get over the fact that so many think we are being suppressed as a parent.
Here are some things to look at. We can vote just like mom, we can drink out of the same water fountain as mom, and we can even ride the same bus as her. This is not the 60's south where we are looked down upon based on the color of our skin, this is 2012, we can be the equal of mom if we CHOOSE to be her equal. Society is NOT holding us back. WE are holding us back. I am tired of hearing the woe is me attitude of so many of my fellow dads. Just be a dad and stop worrying about what everyone thinks.
Dads don't babysit?
Prove that you don't.